- Despite 1995 evidence, Patrick Rose kept his badge, worked on child sexual assault cases, and ascended to power in the police union. He went on to allegedly molest five other children.
- Rose being tagged as a child sexual abuser was news to the city when he was arrested and charged last summer. But it wasn’t news to the Boston Police Department where Rose served for two decades as a patrolman.
- Today Boston police are fighting to keep secret how the department handled the allegations against Rose, and what, if any, penalty he faced. The department’s lack of administrative action in 1995 may have left Rose free to offend again and again, from one generation to the next.
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